Heather Maertens can’t live without these five things in her Lusby, Md., store
We order small polishing cloths and jewelry cleaners with our store logo. We put them in the bag for special clients and give them out at special events. People love them.
EYES ON THE SIZE
We keep inexpensive plastic ring sizers on hand. We let people take them home to size their spouses’ fingers, etc. It is nice for people who have busy schedules and can’t make it in during regular hours.
RAZZLE DAZZLE ’EM
We love Connoisseurs Diamond Dazzle Stiks…for quickly cleaning jewelry. We give them as gifts to clients and sell them like crazy.
TOP OF THE GLASS
I live in my half-frame magnifying glasses. They are perfect for bench jewelers that do not wear glasses…much less cumbersome than OptiVISORs. The staff uses them for changing watch batteries, etc.
THE WHEEL DEAL
We order large quantities of silicone finishing and polishing wheels from Stuller. They are so helpful with cleanup on custom projects and repairs. The light green are my personal favorite.
Plastic ring sizers—perfect when you can’t bring your sweetie to the store!